1997 TVR Chimaera Review
Get One Before They Start Demanding Collectors Prices — For the money it's the best proper sports car out there. Classic British styling, oodles of grunt, and a noise that makes pedestrians wet themselves. Mechanically these are great car's with the bomb proof V8 and in the later (1998 onwards) the gearbox, suspension and styling is all tweaked. Interior build and finish is ok if it's looked after as the leather seats wear well but the carpet trim on the doors and floor is not the best. Over all a really fun and rewarding drivers car, if a little pricey to maintain at times. And always use a reputable specialist like Fernhurst TVR to keep on top for servicing.
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
Pros: Great looking and a top drive.... ultimate grin factor!!
Cons: Running costs
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